Bruce Grobbelaar

Where is Bruce Grobbelaar now?

Arguably the most flamboyant and eccentric goalkeeper to have played in the English leagues, Bruce Grobbelaar finally retired from playing in 1999 after two years playing in the lower leagues for teams such as Bury and Lincoln City.

The Zimbabwean amassed a huge amount of winner’s medals during his time with Liverpool including six League titles, three FA Cups, three League Cups and a European Cup during a 10-year period in which Liverpool dominated English football.

He finished his career having played in nearly 800 domestic games as well as 32 appearances for the Zimbabwe national side.
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Upon retiring from playing, Grobbelaar moved to South Africa to work as a coach and in 1999 was appointed as manager of South African side Seven Stars.

He took his side from the relegation zone to fourth place in the final table before moving to league rivals Hellenic in 2001 with whom he also saved from relegation.

He also had coaching spells at South African sides Supersport United, Manning Rangers and Umtata Bush Bucks as well as two brief spells as the Zimbabwe national side coach.

Always a popular figure in the UK, Grobbelaar was signed up as a contestant for the television cooking show ‘Hells Kitchen’ but he quit the production after just 10 days.

In July 2014, Grobbelaar joined Canadian side Ottawa Fury as their goalkeeping coach where he linked up with former Liverpool team mate Kenny Dalglish’s son Paul. He also coached the keepers within the club’s academy.

He left his role at Ottawa Fury in January 2018 to pursue other challenges and subsequently joined Zimbabwe side Matabeleland five months later as a coach.

Grobbelaar was also added to the playing roster and made an appearance between the sticks against Chagos Islands at the age of 60 which was his first competitive game for 11 years.

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Bruce Grobbelaar: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forLiverpool, Southampton

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